[Pipet Devel] Compendium: An alternative to .Net, 10/13/00

J.W. Bizzaro jeff at bioinformatics.org
Sun Oct 15 08:46:46 EDT 2000

There's a mention of Piper at NetworkWorldFusion.  (I didn't send this in,
honest! ;-))

Sure, Microsoft wants to turn the Internet into .Net. But there are other
proposals to turn the Internet into the world's largest middleware layer.

Piper is an effort to develop ways to turn 'Net services and applications into
objects, which can be connected through something as simple as drawing lines
between them on a client-side GUI. 

  Only the graphical representation of an object resides on a local
  workstation. Compute-intensive programs and large data sets can
  reside remotely on high-performance, high-capacity computers.
  Joining nodes across the Internet can also be used to form
  world-wide collaboratives ... and provide an almost limitless
  collection of objects for the user. 

They've already got some software and documentation for you to download and
play with.



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